Entries by David Anderson

Hershey barred

Some interesting news on hospital merger and anti-trust enforcement. Via Metro.US A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the proposed merger of the two largest hospital systems in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area. By a 3-0 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ordered a preliminary injunction against the combination of Penn State […]


The economic anxiety of law professorshttps://t.co/CGbBvnabWQ? — Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) September 22, 2016 Besides either pointing and laughing or cringing and looking at our fellow countrymen with abject fear and uncertainty, what is on the agenda today #NotAllAssholes

Retweaking Health Savings Accounts

The Kaiser Health Network has a good article on legislation going through Congress right now on a proposed tweak to the HSA rules: some insurers and employers are easing the strain on consumers’ wallets by covering certain benefits like doctor visits or generic drugs before people have reached their plan’s deductible. But there’s a hitch: […]

APTC Hacks: Silver Gap in Colorado

Colorado is releasing their menu of plans for the Exchanges for 2017.  Unsubsidized rates went up and the number of offerings declined.  That is bad news. The good news is Colorado seems to have adopted a Silver Gap strategy which should lead to higher enrollment and healthier pools. The spread between the #1 and #2 […]

Choice Space, ESI and Human Resources

Satisficing is choosing a solution that meets minimally defined criteria because the search costs of finding the optimal solution to a problem are too high and we are humans with bounded rationality and limited focus and attention spans. A common case of satisficing is finding and taking the first parking space seen at the mall […]